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Is there a reliable way to sex D. fantasticus? I believe I either have a female, or a very pudgy male. It's hard to tell with a single specimen.

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*bump*

Surely someone knows? Perhaps some general hints?

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I don't have any myself (unfortunatly), but think they are like most thumbs. Size and shape (although less noticable then tincs) are usually the best indicators, but helps when you have others to compare them to lol. Do you have any pics? That would probably help some... but is a lot easier if you have sexed other thumbs or like I said if you had some other fants to compare this one to. In general my females usually are longer, wider (hips and belly), and have a broader head as well.
 

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Thanks for the response!

I remedied my fantasticus-less situation at frogday today... :)

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I have a group of 2:3 and the females, when mature, will get very plump if you are feeding heavy. My males stay thinner and never get that big. Othen than that I can only say watch for calling...you can hear them but the call is pretty quiet but you can really see the males body moving when he is calling...it reminds me more of a pumilio call than say an imitator. Also watch for a possible female following a male :)

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I've seen some chasing, but not following.. :)

I thought I had caught one calling, but it stopped right after I looked a bit closer.

skinnybonedog said:
I have a group of 2:3 and the females, when mature, will get very plump if you are feeding heavy. My males stay thinner and never get that big. Othen than that I can only say watch for calling...you can hear them but the call is pretty quiet but you can really see the males body moving when he is calling...it reminds me more of a pumilio call than say an imitator. Also watch for a possible female following a male :)

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Just a update the one I thought was calling, I caught calling today. It is the largest one of my 3 and was calling like mad this morning. Sounds a bit like a Vent, but faster, and louder.

kyle1745 said:
I've seen some chasing, but not following.. :)

I thought I had caught one calling, but it stopped right after I looked a bit closer.

skinnybonedog said:
I have a group of 2:3 and the females, when mature, will get very plump if you are feeding heavy. My males stay thinner and never get that big. Othen than that I can only say watch for calling...you can hear them but the call is pretty quiet but you can really see the males body moving when he is calling...it reminds me more of a pumilio call than say an imitator. Also watch for a possible female following a male :)

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Ya I had heard the calling, but could not tell what tank it was coming from. I was making some spring tale cultures when I heard it again, and there he was on the ground calling like mad. I can only hope for some breeding from them.

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Wow that was fast. Hopefully you will have a pair and start getting eggs in the next couple of months. :D
Good luck.
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